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Its got to have been from the dredgings being dumped out there....

 

But in seriousness, if this bit is correct:

"The sea squirt is found in the waters of North and South America and parts of the the Mediterranean."

i.e. it is present along the eastern Pacific already, then I'd say it got here on ocean currents. 

The warm and clear East Auckland current washes over Gt Barrier. Last summer was phenomenal for sea temperatures.

I'm not into game fishing, but didn't those guys have a dumper season or two recently (due to strong ocean currents and high sea temps)?

 

There is a reasonable possibility this one is down to the changes in global weather patterns and ocean currents (i.e. climate change) and not due to the usual vectors of commercial shipping, or those dirty filthy recreational boaters who are constantly deliberately transferring marine pests up and down our coast (as the NRC would have us believe).

 

If this one is due to ocean currents and warm sea temps, we are only going to get more like it. Aqua culture and agriculture in NZ will change. I'm seriously interested in growing bananas at home, just for a laugh... and for a tangible benefit / example of climate change.

This appears to be a double topic. The other has more responses so should stay although it appears it was started after this topic.

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Rehab, It was with a hint of irony / sarcasm that I mentioned the amount of debris from the mussel lines being returned to the sea, I'm sure that the powers that be know exactly what is being done and how. Commercial interests and the $$$ they represent trumps everything else.

Yachties are a soft target, not a lot of cohesion amongst them, for reference look at this forum, ;-)  ;-)  ;-(

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What a joke. I read that an individual female fan worm produces 50,000 eggs. When are they going to give up and leave us alone?

 

 

Probably not until there is a well written email/letter to someone in the media, that picks up the story and runs with it.   A half decent journalist will rip their reasoning apart with simple questioning. 

 

Is there a wordsmith/spin doctor in the forum with contacts? 

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Yachties are a soft target, not a lot of cohesion amongst them, for reference look at this forum, ;-)  ;-)  ;-(

 

Regional council have no jurisdiction over commercial marine activities.   So can only pick on recreational water users.  

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Probably not until there is a well written email/letter to someone in the media, that picks up the story and runs with it.   A half decent journalist will rip their reasoning apart with simple questioning. 

 

Is there a wordsmith/spin doctor in the forum with contacts?

 

Rehabs on holiday

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